Take a lesson in stand-up paddle boarding at Chatfield State Park this weekend. —Image courtesy of Unsplash
Fresh Jazz and Crisp Vinyl Series: Orenda, August 26
If you're a fan of jazz, Latin, and funk, come to Orenda's five-piece instrumental set to hear all your favorite genres combined into one unique sound. The Denver-based group draws influences from Afro-Cuban rhythms and blends drum, conga,...
August 24 2016, 5:01 PM
Hike 20 miles on a scenic guided backcountry excursion during the Fjällräven Classic USA. —Image courtesy of Fjällräven
The Moth: Into the Wild, August 18
This intimate night of readings by NPR's acclaimed storytelling group, the Moth, is tailor-made for an adventurous Colorado audience. Dame Wilburn, a Detroit-based poet and Moth Grand Slam champion, will host a performance filled with true tales of adventure,...
August 17 2016, 1:56 PM
—Photos courtesy of Beyond Meat
People become vegan for many reasons, whether it's out of concern for animal welfare, a growing waistline, or, increasingly, climate change. As we now know, meat production has a major environmental impact, generating about 14.5 percent of the earth's total greenhouse gas emissions thanks to...
August 16 2016, 11:30 AM
Sample the savory flavors of African cuisine at an Ethiopian food festival. —Photo courtesy of Elati Photography
Superposition, August 5
At this collaborative, conceptual fashion show, local designers Cyrus and Keenan Ferguson will showcase their original pieces. Denver musician Jason Corder, better known by his stage name Off the Sky, will spin moody electroacoustic tracks as models show off their...
August 3 2016, 2:48 PM
Take a hike to St. Mary's Glacier this month, while the weather is still hot.
—Photo by Jerilyn Forsythe
1. Ruby Hill Bike Park | Your choice
Why: This brand new, 7.5-acre mountain bike park has plenty of slopes, jumps, and pump tracks to keep you (and your kiddos) busy.
2. Flobots concert | Aug. 12
Why: Civic Center Park will be humming when this Denver group hits the stage for a gratis...
August 3 2016, 8:00 AM
Join legendary climber Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind man to summit Mt. Everest, on a six-mile hike up Dercum Mountain. —Photo courtesy of Brian Smith
Present Box: Jonathan Mason, July 20 to July 24
Think of this installation as a work of artistic synesthesia. During the interactive sense-blending exhibition, Colorado artist Jonathan Mason pairs seven musical notes with seven different colors, so guests can choose a combination of hues to...
July 20 2016, 12:32 PM
Inspiration Point Park
—Photo by Sarah Boyum
1. Top of the Town | Your choice
Why: Our perennial Top of the Town feature is on newsstands now with picks from our editors and readers on all the things that make Denver, well, awesome. There are plenty of options that are gratis, too, like our favorite sunrise hike (Mt. Flora) and readers'...
July 7 2016, 4:30 PM
Participants chow down on burning barbecue at a wing-eating contest.
—Photo courtesy of Ghost BBQ & Spirits
Ghost Pepper Wing-Eating Contest, June 30
The competition will really heat up during this food-focused battle of endurance. Look on as contestants devour wings covered in spicy ghost pepper sauces—the eater who makes it through every plate will take home $50 and dinner for two. While you watch...
June 29 2016, 12:44 PM